Fifty women board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean, escaping forced marriage in their home and seeking asylum in Greece. The Suppliant Women – one of the world’s oldest plays – is about the plight of refugees, about moral and human rights, civil war, democracy and ultimately the triumph of love. It tells a story that echoes down the ages to find striking and poignant resonance today. A timeless and musical retelling with a powerful poetic strength.
SUPPLIANT WOMEN, An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic © Stephen Cummiskey